Derrick James says Errol Spence is “breaking” his opponent, Crawford must be the best version
Via Allan Fox: Coach Derrick James said Errol Spence Jr is “breaking” his opponent’s face and body with the power and high-volume punch he is delivering.
If WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford is to be next for Spence, the Ohama, Nebraska native will need to be better than his career best performance against Shawn Porter.
James says what he saw from Spence last Saturday night, he’s going to beat Crawford’s best version. He won’t be able to deal with the fire from Spence, and that fight could quickly get out of hand.
Spence’s opponent from last Saturday, Yordenis Ugas, suffered a right orbital fracture, and broken ribs and nose, according to James.
It’s hard to imagine 34-year-old Crawford (38-0.29 KOs) improving from his last game against Shawn Porter. Terence is about to turn 35 and it doesn’t look like he’s progressed yet.
Crawford’s win over 33-year-old Porter came from the store against a boxer who has done nothing since losing to Spence in 2019.
Crawford must be better
“The person they knew he was, he wasn’t that man anymore. He’s more vicious,” Derrick James told Fighthype about how Errol Spence Jr has changed from the gladiator he was in the past.
“He is more determined to achieve success and is not discouraged with his goals. It will be a good battle as Terence Crawford will present himself as the best version of him.
“One thing about fighting good boxers like when he was fighting Shawn Porter. I think that’s the best version of him he can be.” James talks about Crawford. “But he would have to be better than the version of himself that fought Shawn Porter for the guy [Spence] fought with Ugas, better [the Crawford that bet Porter].
“These people are challenging themselves to be better. I can’t even imagine what he is [Crawford] I will because I don’t know who beat that guy [Spence] I watched on Saturday,” James said.
Crawford’s game isn’t designed around 1000 punches per game like Spence, and it won’t be possible for him to try to make that change at this late stage in his 14-year professional career. me.
Spence is breaking his opponent
“I’ve never seen someone in boxing throw so many punches, throw so many punches, break someone’s ribs, break someone’s nose and break a fund,” Derrick said. someone’s religion,” Derrick said of the damage Spence inflicted on Ugas’ face last Saturday night.
“You can knock someone down, but he is [Spence] BREAK them. Unfortunately, Ugas will probably never be able to fight again.
“I think it could happen,” James said when asked if the Spence vs. Crawford happens next or not.
Spence did a lot of damage to the faces of Ugas and Kell Brook, both of whom suffered orbital fractures during their battle with him.